Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly: As ten-year torture inquiry ends, Council of Europe states give final responses on CIA ‘secret prisons’


"Pedro Agramunt, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has welcomed a third and final round of responses from the governments of Council of Europe member States to questions on their possible involvement in illegal CIA detentions in Europe or “rendition flights” through European airspace in the years after the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Seven states – Austria, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and the UK – provided additional information to the inquiry, prior to its closure earlier this month by Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, information which is made public today. The inquiry was begun in 2005 by Mr Jagland’s predecessor, using powers under the European Convention on Human Rights, which explicitly prohibits torture."


See the full text: As ten-year torture inquiry ends, Council of Europe states give final responses on CIA ‘secret prisons’ (link)

And see: Timeline: the Council of Europe's investigation into CIA secret prisons in Europe (link); and: Third round of responses (Pdf); also: 2nd round responses by country (link) and: 1st round responses (link)

 

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